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??' OBA9TGEBUR^ SOUTI* ^AROTLIIVA^ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1872, 3*?^
THE OBANGEB?RG TIMES
, I? published ?tWrf ^""U Hr
.bastrtoTbn OTfl'-^fjf vaaf^ntplli? nj
]&Wf?Bf?l&, ?; H., SOUTH CAROLINA
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"What is this that He Saith; A Little
Wniie^-Johniei 18. ' 1
Oh I for the peace which floweth on a river !
Making life's desert-place* bloom find omilc.
Oh ! for a'fttuTto gra-p llcaveu'o bright "tbr
? tJ ? ipverV* a'%vf v1*^ ol H * ft\n oj t:at t .
Ar*M thtV shtddw* of earth's little while.
ft h$jwy*tfr Yjk?>'jiiT litta ol ii/o f
"A little while," for pitient vigil-keeping,
To face the Morm, to wrestle with the strong; '
" A little while," to sow the wed with weeping.
Then bind tho ehea.ves and (dug the harvest
! .1. aopf.fclodwf adj n'a^ia- c lobnii t/or ; <i
I U \\ War ?^?l?*-fr Ja haSilij 1 n
"/I litflft wlnlc" the earthem.Hhchcr taking
To way dde" brooks from far-off mountains fed;;
Then tho notched lip?_itH thirst for evor slaking
Ite-idc th(ifalnei>? of the Fountain head.
?"A Utile whit^'Mn Veep the: oil from failing;
' A little while,'? faith'* flickering lamp to trim
And ?Vn the brich^roora's coming footstep
t l^nmM.}\)aiJj^Aj'iri4x -v -lv'1 -? ? 1
To haate to meet Him with the hrtdal hymn.
And He who U once,both g\ft and giver,
The future Rhtry. and the preunt smile,
H'ith the,brii?ht promino of the giad'"forever,"
trill liglit shadows of the "little while."
i ni i>.n mi nil', ig mm ? in i- ?????
CLARA HELL'S STRATAGEM
??'!?? <1? gittO'j yi'tg tp:fl *?fj ;i.;'-!j I J;
Uppcrtetidon was in a blaze, for the
?daughter of a man oi" millions was about
to nuikc her dehn t into fashionable society.
No one t.o'.ild t?jl from whence Pctor
Bell c;unc, hut be bad recently arrived
from some foreign clitne, purchased an el
egant nn-town mansion, and it was whis
pered that large stuns ol money had been
placed to bin credit at a number of the
inctro|M>litiui bunks. True, Mrs. Grundy
t-aid that Peter had formerly held the po
t-itiou of "gentleman's gentleman" inKn
glnnd, had married a "roaid-of-all-work,"
und, al ter having saved up a little money,
had sailed for Australia, and had there
succeeded in ainaKsiug an immense for
tune.
But he was n matt of gold now, and what
he had been must by no means bo called
into question?ho wbb an aristocrat now.
Especially were the young men of New
York iu a flutter, fur a sole heiress was to
be won by some person, Some affirmed
that Clara Bell was another Psyche, while
others declared that sho was a coarse,
red-bait cd, red-faced thing, ignorant and
brazen, with a temper like, a hyena, and
one of the greatest female tyrants that
ever wore petticoats.
But no matter. Tho lucky winner of
her bund would receive, as an accom
paniment, a rousing dowry, and a prinoe
ly sura when her parents died. So the
fops gave their mustaches an extra French
twist, and got themselves up generally in
the most improved style, for tho invita
. tions had already been issued for the
gatheriug at the Bell mansion, and the
event was to transpire that very evening.
Among those especially interested was
?one who was an espucial favorite with the
lady portion of tho circle in which ho
moved. He was a young Frenchman,
1 inndAome and polished in his manners,
ami he gloried iu tho title and name
of ( ount Henri de Lave. He was not a
man of great intellect, hut he possessed a
fund of soft nothings in the shape of
vi .?r?'1' - ' ? ? ?>?"- .'? , '?? ? -n-;
words, and ha knew just where and when
tousothorutoplcu.se. 7
I For more than an hour Count De Lave
had ctood in front of his mirror, arrang
ing his immaculate self, for the conquest
he anticipated making. A huge gem
glittered in ^is.spotiess shirt-bosom,but
an expert could easily detect the fact that
it -was only an imitation, and Upon the
little finger of tho right, hand u there was
worn another Jewel of.still, greater bril
liancy. It was a real diamond.,!,
Throwing himself into an teasy, chair,
he glanced at an unpaid,, pvardjbill lying
upon, the table badde liini,and then gazud
long and earnestly upon his ring. After
a time, with a deep sigh, he exclaimed:
"It is ze last. I eauuot leave, zis grand
hotel for zis is ze place for ze rich Count
Henri He Lave. Ze ring must be pop
to-morrow, unlets"?-rpand he laughed
as he continued . "unless some of ze fair
ladies should be unfortunate enough to
lose some valuable article to-night, and I
should be so fortunate as to fiiid it. We
shall sec." ' _ : ; ~ ' 1 |
An hour later tho count enter the sa-p
clous parlors of the Bell mansion. Kis
appearance wad a uignal for a general
flutter among the fair, and he bowed in
the most approved style to many he had
previously met, and upon each he be
stowed a well-timed compliment, all of
which were received with simpering ae
'knowlcdgcmcnts which showed how
highly gratifying were bis words.
He was met by Mr! and Mrs. Hell?
plain/ unassuming'people?and weleom-'
cd cordially. Alter making as he sup
posed a favorable impression upon thorn,
he asked :
? Shall we foon see ze meteor of zo eve
ning?zc grand queen of ze fete? 'We
cannot ret t until her dazzling splendors
flash upon us, which must delight ze eye
and thrill ze heart."
"Do you mean mv daughter'.'' asked
Mr. Bell.
"Yes monsieur, I mean ze lairy you
have ze grand pleasure to call by that
name."
"She will be down presently."
While waiting for the "Kvcning Star,"
tho count upproached a group of holies,
and hearing their words, his attention
was drawn toward a young man, who sat
apart by himself unnoticed and un
known.
"Who can he he?" asked one.
"A handsome man, at all events," said
another.
"A decidedly plcbian expression of
face; and certainly not of our circle,"
said a third.
"I can tell you who he is," said an ex
quisite otanding near.
"Oh, tell us?tell us."
"His name is Walter ClyfT. Ho lan
ded in this country from Italy only
about a month ago. It is said that be
is a painter, but as he has no reputation
as yet, he is not blessed with a supera
bundance of greenbacks. Yesterday I
saw him with a ragged coat upon his
hack trying to dispose, of a picture in
?Broadway. By chance, Mr. Bell camo
in at the moment, and taking a fancy to
the young man, although a stranger to
him, engaged him to paint the family
portraits. I suppose ho has been paid
something on account, and thus been en
abled to replenish hia dilapidated ward
robe."
"And doubtless Mr. Bell baa invited
him to be present to-night."
"No doubt of it"
"What presumption."
"Truo?but we must treat him civilly
on account of the family."
"I shan't notice him, the presuming
i pauper."
"Nor I?nor I" chimed fft"tia&a-4oT,
zen voices, f
At this moment every voice was hush
ed, for tjie great event ^pf the evening
was about to transpire. Every, eye was
directed toward the door, through which
the hell was to appear.
She came, and there was a low mur
j nvirjndicative of disappointment. Sho
was disgustingly "plebian''?a squatty,
red-haired, red-faced girl, with small,
twinkling eyes, a pug nose, a roost capa
cious mouth, and there was a duck like
waddle in her walk. Her dress was ri
diculously .picturesque iu its variety of
bright eojora;,worn quite, short, and her
feet were encased in a . pajr. of shoes such
as probably would have-feeen selected by
a country milk-maid fur burn yard work.
She walked down tho eentre of the
parlors with about as much grace as a
pig on stilts would have done, grin
ning and bowing right and left
while she vigorously wagged a huge
Chinese fan, which seemed to cause her
considerable effort. Once she stopped to
re-arrange a necklace of brilliants, and
to re-claBp a bracelet Svhich had become
partially detached from her arm.
Her waiting maid followed her. This
latter person was a perfect marble of
beauty, her dress consisting of sirriple
white .Swiss, without the. simplest sign of
an ornament of any "description. Her
movements were graceful, and her man
ner that of extreme modesty. A hundred
admiring iy<s followed her, hut she
seemed to shrink lYofii tho brazen stare,
and very quietly the seated herself in the
shadow of the window curtains, and by
( banco, near the voting artist, "Walter
Clyir.
Alter Miss Bill had made a survey
of the entire party, she struck a sort of
"Jim Crow" attitude, and exclaimed in
a squeaking voice:
"Come, let's have a dance. We all
know each other, and don't want no in
troduction. Wh?t do you say?"
"A dance by all means and several of
them." replied a number of the gentle
men.
"That's right? You see I've got on
iny dancing shoos. I can't dance with
slippers, not a bit of it. But trot out
with your pnrtucrs, boys?and I say,
who's going to dance with me?"
"Shall I have ze grand plensure?" ask
ed Deleave, as he came forward, bowing
low.
The. beauty eyed him for an instant,
ami then exclaimed:
"Hello! You're a Dutchman."
"No, most beautiful queen, 1 am from
La Bcllo France."
"Tho Count Henry dc Lave," said Mr.
Bell.
"Oh, he's a pnrlez vous, is he, and a
count at that?"
"At your serviee, my beautiful queen."
"Queen! That's good. I ain't no
queen yet, but 1 would't mind being a
countess." Then she nsked:
"Can you heel and tooit, parle/, vous."
"I will try, mademoiselle,"
"Then trot me out, parlez vous."
Of course they were not a few who
were thoroughly disgusted, and would
have taken their departure, could they
havo framed a reasonable excuse to do
so, and had not curiosity also, prompted
them to remain. As it was, tho music
Bounded, sota were formed, and the danc
ing commenced.
Miss Bell now appeared to be in hor
clement. True, tho music did not cx
actl) suit her, but entirely disregarding
time, sho camp the "double shuflle," tho
"break down," and tho "Irish jig," in the
most approved ttylo, frisking about in
such a manner J. hat long before the colil
lion woyld have been brought to ,a.cips^v
Iboroiifnuiou she created, had termina
ted it;, (j '? ?:? n ?
She was contented, however, and-set
after, ?et was formed; but after the . first
they w ere more regular, and, were com
pleted. Each time the Frenchman was
her partner, for none cared to become
his rival. He seemed quite .satisfied,
was profuse in his compliments, | and evi
dently believe (I that he bad made a de
cided impression upon the lieire:-:?. .
At length she exclaimed: .: i rr-' >
"Where's my maid? .She ahalldance.
And who is this talking With . heft*. He
vor mind?ho shall bo her. pariner/! and
she seized Walter and the.young, girl,'
dragging them both on the floojc^uT^ | <0|
This was almost too much for pome of
the fashionables, but they, swallowed the
"iiisult,";and the dancing was! renewed.- '
Certain it was that the maid bocamo the.
center of attraction, so far as the gentle
men were concerned, and the envy of the
ladies. .Even De Lave sighed as his eyes
followed her graceful movement, and, he i
could not but draw the contrast between
/servant and niistris*. | bra v*\ tt*:*)i? ?|j
Miss Bell noticed this, and she became
1'urimisly jealous in a moment. After
the dance was over,and the maid seated,
the .mistress i approached , her, And ex
claimed in a loud and angry voice:
"You.impudcut ..bAwzy.^you'ro always
trying to cut me out, with your doll face,
C*o to your room and don't let me sec you.
ugain to-night." At.t^io same time Miss
Boll-ga VC her a ; smart blow witb her
.fiUbtabftrt tbi(jlu bua J4ilrj?b A i? u n'f j ?i
The girl colored deeply, and. instantly
left the apartmant. But in her mortifi
catiou, she had one source of consolation.
The young artist had looked his sympa
thy, and she felt sure be would have
spoken kind words had opportunity been
afforded him. .
It was but a few moments, after this
bofore considerable excitement was man
ifest, and then tbe announcement came
that one of tho lady guests had lost a .
braceleth^Lwith diamonds, aud value/1'
at two thousand dollars. A most dili
gent search was made, but it was no where
to be found.
The loser was a little dried-up speci
men of female loveliness, owning to thir
ty* but paint and powder could not make
so great a doduction from the fifty win
ters which had probably passed over her
head. In a spiteful manner, while she
pretended to weep, she. exclaimed:
"A robbery has been committed, and
such a thing has never occurred before
where our circle have met. There is one
stranger present, aud he is not of us. I
demand that he be instantly searched."
"Do you refer to me, madam?" asked
Walter Clyff, springing to his feat, and
turning very pale.
"I, do, sir," was the sneering answer.
"Then I demand that you shall search
me."
"No?I would not dirty my fingers
I with such a canaille as you. Mr. Bell
should protect his guests, aud I demand
that he make a search!"
"If Mr. Clyff is willing," returned
Bell.
"Perfectly," answered the artist.
The search Was made, but the mis?ing
jewol was not found. This operation
over, tho host turned, and bow ing to his
guests, said:
"Ladies and gentlemen, this ii my
first party, aud it will be my last. Good
I The mcnuing could not be . mistaken,
and ouo by one tho company took their
leave. As the loser of tho diamonds did
so, a check of double their \ aluo was
pla<^f?i4i^jb^d?,-^4"f,^< i??}1 re
marked: ?ifj taodgthridi \io Inolbcti
"Be kind enough,, raadame, .tet^ffpiit
myself and family of,- any binmo in ihia
matter "riaoin t a v?l cw rf^iWrflF .i?w
De Lave was the l*s> to dcpnrt, and
as he went down- the steps, Bell called
.after him, saying: - ? i < ijtcojihw
I "Come again to-morrow, parley vous."
. ."By gar!" was the,: ^wachwan's solil
oquy, as he proceeded : toward his hotel;
"zi3 4a a good -. night's work.: A two
thousand;set of diamonds,, and an; heiress
rffWlfci:i m ?diuo8 ^ris !!? ai J*d* ,no is
a, jl|?e next .4ay, iand .< every,: dftji for a
month, fmind him a regular visitor at
Jhej B^;,rAans>oflKi;JS^ suit prospered
finely, and the;<ju*v wO&j^eja;fixed,^r^he
mnrringo, although aa yet Mr.- anders.
Be^l had not A*r?ett cow#ul>ed.,v^ 1 odw
, "Time enough/' eaAd .theMdq, ?hj*l
Meantime the young artist had been
busily engaged upon his pain'iuga. The
maid had become his subject, and ho
loved her. .i For did;he love iu yain. He
was an i accepted lover?one. mpr^ i,day
was to make him a happv hu?ba?Ox>n;>
One morning tho entiro;party;were as
semfcled. in ;the ?, parier, andf, th e j young
girl whispered to her French (lover:
"Now(is,the time tp^aak .t^t)Hlfidffti>
and woman, i Out with.ih parley' yftus.',
Do Lave addressed rjtbe %fg&g&* *ay
?Kf?'fiuta bua *<f hd > >Hloi Wt a^'ahtb/ia^
"I deeply, love *i# J^^tfuA:^te?fa)re,
Have.4,,yourj<Mmsen>tfJ^
wifef": ,.? ?iJlo?aomom?
"Of course you have. You, .shall ,bo
married in church, t^l?5>rj)%w,?eyeing.
That's the time AValter ClyflV and my
daughter are to be united >?dff \o
"Your daughter!" crfed Wajter, spring
ing to his foot. .... vflofV!
"Your daughter!" echoed the French
man. "Why, it isyour. daughter I wish
toffiGD^'tfhoq has ?sjfamv jteasferurd
"Is it? Why I tliought you worein
love with my redheaded servant girl,
who sits so lovingly by,your side."
The secret was out, and De Lave wait
ed to hear no more. Ho bolted down
the house iu double-quick time, and
rushed down the strcot like a madman,
lie was seen no more.
The young artist was deceived, al
though agreeably so, when he found that
ho was to wed the mist w?, and not tho
maid, That was settled, and it was also
settled, that no more ?hoddyparties should
take place at the B^ll mansion.
Newspaper Propriety?It is not a
very charitable or broad vjew Which takes
it for granted that such newspapers of the
country as avoid sensationalism do 80 from
fear of suits for libel. It might just as
reasonably be objected) by profligate per
sons to men of good character that they
are moral and decent because virtue, is
economical. To meet such a cavil, as ap
plied to newspaper, (says the Baltimore
Sun,) it is enough to say that if editors
choose to make them the medium of im
purity, they can do so without incurring
the penalties of libel. It is quite possible
to mnke a newspaper an indecent publi
cation without assailing any particular
individual. The great aim of a journal
in this regard should be to respect the
delicacy and purity of the public, and
whenever it becomes necessary to chroni
cle occurrences of a scandalous character
to discharge the unpleasant duty in m
brief and delicate terms as possible, and
bo as not to minister to sensationalism or
pruriency. This much is demanded la
tho interests of public virtue and decency
as well as of the family cirelesinto which
newspapers find their *ka.fi
-um? ? mm* -
Wo muatrotireiuwsrd, says St. Bernard,
if wo m ould ascend upward.

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